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Philadelphia Moving Toward Trans-Fat-Free Future

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Philadelphia Moving Toward Trans-Fat-Free Future

8 February 2007. Restaurants in the city of brotherly love are about to become a lot more lovable, with the news that the Philadelphia city council has unanimously passed an ordinance that would get rid of artificially produced and heart-attack-inducing trans fat. Like New York City's similar move, this will further accelerate the pace of partially hydrogenated oil's departure from the food supply, and we hope Mayor John Street promptly signs it into law. Statement of CSPI Executive Director Michael F. Jacobson .


By CSPI,USA.


Health Policy Resource..


CSPI Recommends Avoiding Fried Foods at Burger King & McDonald's Until Frying Oil No Longer Parti

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CSPI Recommends Avoiding Fried Foods at Burger King & McDonald's Until Frying Oil No Longer Partially Hydrogenated

With separate announcements this week, Burger King and McDonald's clearly see the handwriting on the wall: partially hydrogenated oil, which has been causing tens of thousands of fatal heart attacks annually, is on its way out of the food supply. That process will be accelerated by city and state laws, like New York City’s, which bar restaurants’ use of artificially produced trans fat, and possibly by lawsuits, like the one CSPI filed against KFC. Eventually, the Food and Drug Administration may even revoke its approval for partially hydrogenated oil once and for all. By Michael F. Jacobson. .


By CSPI,USA.


Health Policy Resource.


Glaxo-Affiliated Doctors to Dominate Upcoming NIH Neonatal Herpes Conference

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Glaxo-Affiliated Doctors to Dominate Upcoming NIH Neonatal Herpes Conference

Next month five physicians will lead sessions at a National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) conference that was called to write clinical practice guidelines for preventing neonatal herpes. Four of those doctors have direct financial relationships with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline—a company which stands to gain if the conference recommends broader testing of pregnant women for herpes, since Glaxo makes the antiviral drug Valtrex. Today more than 40 physicians and scientists and more than a dozen health organizations called on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to seek balance when it convenes guideline-writing panels, and to ensure that all panelists are free from financial conflicts of interest like those of the four Glaxo-affiliated doctors. .


By CSPI,USA.


Health Policy Resource.


Kraft is Sued for Falsely Calling Capri Sun Drink "All Natural"

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Kraft is Sued for Falsely Calling Capri Sun Drink "All Natural"

January 8, 2007. Kraft Foods, the maker of Capri Sun—foil pouches filled with a solution of water, high-fructose corn syrup, and small amounts of juice—is being sued by a Florida woman for deceptively marketing the product as “All Natural.” The suit contends that the company’s deceptive marketing tricks consumers into thinking the product is healthier than it actually is, perhaps encouraging some people to confuse the almost juice-less drink with real fruit juiceSweetened with Factory-made High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Capri Sun Seeks to Trick Busy Parents, Says CSPI


By CSPINET , USA.


Health Policy Resource.